The BM's are so shiny and purdy it's ALMOST a shame to use them - NOT! You'll have great service from your BM.
I have the Thermocollar which helps to promote a slightly more rapid boil. But I wonder whether a thicker material (which can withstand 100*C) might be more effective at less cost.
I also have the copper hood (Thanks again clasley!!!) so that I can connect a flexible dryer hose and bend it towards my stovetop hood extractor. (SWAMBO can't stand the smell of the boil
But hey! - At least she doesn't drink my beer either.
) It makes a perfect grain funnel too.
uses these Fagor pressure cooker gaskets. I have 2 ready to go as soon as my kitchen reno is complete.
**** This boughten beer is so F'n inferior.
I am not using a pick-up tube. I wait for all the trub, hops, etc. to settle-out after whirlpooling and before starting to send the cooled wort to the fermenter. The 20L BM is light and easy to tilt so that very little precious liquid is wasted.
Keep us posted emanz.